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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1700–1707

Group velocity dispersion of tapered fibers immersed in different liquids

Rui Zhang, Jörn Teipel, Xinping Zhang, Dietmar Nau, and Harald Giessen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1700-1707 (2004)

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We investigate the group velocity dispersion of tapered fibers that are immersed in different liquids. Using the Sellmeier equations fitted from measured refractive indices of these liquids, we are able to analyze the dispersion characteristics of the tapered fibers in a tailored liquid environment. Theoretical results show a large span of slowly varying anomalous group velocity dispersion characteristics. This leads to potentially significant improvements and a large bandwidth in supercontinuum generation in a tapered fiber. This holds true as well for a range of new fiber materials.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 31, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Rui Zhang, Jörn Teipel, Xinping Zhang, Dietmar Nau, and Harald Giessen, "Group velocity dispersion of tapered fibers immersed in different liquids," Opt. Express 12, 1700-1707 (2004)

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